Postdoctoral Position in Neuroimmunology (1 year), starting January 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroimmunology (1 year), starting January 2018

A fully funded 1-year postdoctoral position is available from January 2108, or as soon as possible thereafter, in the CNS Disease Modelling Group, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark

Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease, with a special focus on peripheral immune cells and their relation to brain events in patients. The candidate will use different approaches to perform ex-vivo analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and evaluate immune and disease biomarkers in different biological fluids. In addition, in vitro cellular characterization using cultures will be also included in the project. The studies will be complementary to the animal studies perform in parallel by other members of the team. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange will be essential for the advance of the project.

Successful candidates will have an excellent track record and will be highly motivated self-driven candidate with a PhD in Immunology or neuroimmunology with a deep understanding of monocyte/macrophage biology and general immunology. The candidate should have experience with primary immune cell based assays, multiparameter flow cytometry, and molecular techniques. Experience in the field human immunology or neurobiology will be a plus.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field.

You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyse data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals.

The position will provide excellent training and opportunities in many aspects of neurodegeneration and Parkinson’s disease. We offer state of the art equipment, a great scientific environment, and an energetic international team of neuroscientists. The lab is affiliated to DANDRITE an interdisciplinary research centre associated with two faculties at

Aarhus University, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The centre

has ties to Aarhus University Hospital.

The position is financed by a grant from the MJ. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease and involves international collaborations. If successful, the project could be extended up to a total of 3 years.

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, letter of motivation, copy of graduation certificates (university), and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Please send your application to: Dr. Romero-Ramos with the subject “Postdoc position 1-y Neuroimmunology”